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Beefsteak vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Beefsteak and Chorizo

  • Beefsteak has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Phosphorus, however Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B2.
  • Chorizo covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 63% more than Beefsteak.
  • Beefsteak has 2 times more Zinc than Chorizo. While Beefsteak has 5.3mg of Zinc, Chorizo has only 3.41mg.
  • Beefsteak has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, raw and Chorizo, pork and beef.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +25.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Zinc +55.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Equal in Potassium - 398
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 2% 34% 18% 27% 145% 95% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Contains more Iron +25.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.9%
Contains more Zinc +55.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Equal in Potassium - 398
Equal in Copper - 0.08

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +34.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +740%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.53
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 0% 3% 19% 42% 95% 0% 126% 337% 4% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 45% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 251% 4% 2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +34.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +1400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +740%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.131
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.53
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beefsteak Chorizo
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beefsteak Chorizo Opinion
Calories 134kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Protein 21.38g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 5.36g 38.27g Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Carbs 0g 1.86g Chorizo
Cholesterol 67mg 88mg Beefsteak
Vitamin D 3IU 61IU Chorizo
Iron 2mg 1.59mg Beefsteak
Calcium 5mg 8mg Chorizo
Potassium 375mg 398mg Chorizo
Magnesium 25mg 18mg Beefsteak
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.079mg 0.08mg Chorizo
Zinc 5.3mg 3.41mg Beefsteak
Starch g g
Phosphorus 220mg 150mg Beefsteak
Sodium 55mg 1235mg Beefsteak
Vitamin A 6IU 0IU Beefsteak
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 0.1µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.075mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.182mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.048mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.543mg 0.53mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B12 2.69µg 2µg Beefsteak
Vitamin K 1.5µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Folate 3µg 2µg Beefsteak
Trans Fat 0.253g g Chorizo
Saturated Fat 1.875g 14.38g Beefsteak
Monounsaturated Fat 2.354g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 0.189g 3.46g Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.262mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.099mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 1.09mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 2.011mg 1.708mg Beefsteak
Lysine 2.247mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.621mg 0.47mg Beefsteak
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 1.152mg 0.914mg Beefsteak
Histidine 0.868mg 0.721mg Beefsteak
Fructose g g

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Beefsteak Chorizo
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Beefsteak
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
50
Beefsteak
57
Chorizo

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
128%
Beefsteak
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
0%
Beefsteak
2%
Chorizo
Fats
25%
Beefsteak
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 1180mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.505g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172173/nutrients
  2. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.